That's right. And you know what? There wasn't even any product placement... I was almost disappointed...
But seriously, the movie was actually really good as well as really well-made. I mean, of course it would be; it's by James Cameron and it's got Sigourney Motherfucking-Badass-Alien-Slaughtering Weaver in it (aka 20th C. Fox pulled no punches).
It had a plot. It had a good premise. It took the 3D experience to a whole new realm of clarity, precision, and artistry. And it had me hooked. Rotten Tomatoes certainly likes it!
Plus, the CGI creatures are kind of hot, and not to mention mostly naked the whole time. Those damn naked savages... It turned me on. :OThe girl on the right wants to know if this hunky young fellow has seen Avatar yet? It's all the rage these days.
On a more somber note, the film explored a lot of intense and controversial themes at a time when the American public needs to see it the most. It made a good parallel to the experience anthropologists have, learning a new culture, way of life, and perspective; and, more often than not--unfortunately--trying to defend that way of life from an increasingly encroaching outside world. However, this is what real anthropology looks like:
Clearly, hiking books and pookah shells are totally last season in Ooga Booga Village.
And this is what it looks like on a different planet with a gazillion-dollar budget and very pretty people who make entirely too much money for what they do:
I give it 4/5 stars. That's like one and two-thirds thumbs up!